Eric Clapton Says His Pattern Of Addiction Started With Sugar

In this fascinating interview with Ed Bradley, Eric Clapton says his pattern of addiction started with sugar.

It [the pattern of addiction] started with sugar. When I was 5 or 6 years old I was cramming sugar down my throat as fast as I could get it down. Sweets, you know, sugar on bread and butter…I became addicted to sugar because it changed the way I felt.


More On Sugar Toxicity

A new article on sugar toxicity is published in Scientific American (and syndicated in Salon) the other day. It starts off strong with a recapitulation of the familiar:

Today, we add sugar in one form or another to the majority of processed foods we eat—everything from bread, cereals, crunchy snacks and desserts to soft drinks, juices, salad dressings and sauces—and we are not too stingy about using it to sweeten many raw and whole foods as well.

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